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The Book of Memories (Jewish Latin America)

De (autor) Editat de Ilan Stavans Traducere de Dick Gerdes
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en Limba Engleză Carte Paperback – September 1998
The humorous and moving story of three generations of a Jewish family in Argentina.
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ISBN-13: 9780826319494
ISBN-10: 0826319491
Pagini: 192
Dimensiuni: 142 x 210 x 17 mm
Greutate: 0.27 kg
Editura: University of New Mexico Press
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The Book of Memories, originally published in Spanish in 1994, is a humorous yet moving exploration of a Jewish family's history, as seen through the eyes of three generations of women. The story begins with Grandfather Gedalia leaving Poland with forged papers to escape the army and sailing to Argentina, the "other America". Sometimes charming, sometimes stingy, this patriarchal figure, a peddler and sometime moneylender, heads a clan that includes, among others, the feisty and foul-mouthed Aunt Judith, and Uncle Silvester, a seducer of young girls who has such high principles that he turns himself in after missing the Argentine police raid on his socialist printing press. From the assorted perspectives of these and other characters, this tale of Jewish immigrants explores life in Argentina, the role of women, and the power and the limits of machismo and nationalism.